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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Sep 10, 2008 5:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best ST. Stephen (which happens to be my favorite song ever!)

OK, gotta do it.

you must hear this brilliant '77 version. My fave of all times:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1977-10-29.sbd.miller.92085.sbeok.flac16

Check out the relaxed but hard and gritty bluesy intro & note the intensity of the jam section, most notably the runaway drum madness provided by Billy & Mickey.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Sep 10, 2008 6:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best ST. Stephen (which happens to be my favorite song ever!)

Thanks GC! It's the thought that counts! Seriously...I have only a few post 71 versions of this song, and amazingly enough, along with this one, I have one from Jan 78, and another couple from between 77 and 87, that Dire or someone else here suggested, but I can't place them off the top of my head just now.

On the strength of your recommendation, I will dredge up these and give them a listen.

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